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Now wired for electricity.
Note: This outstanding chandelier has retained almost all the original gilt surface. The outside of the chandelier is water gilt whilst the interior, including the wrought iron, is silvered and then tinted yellow. The subtle colour difference between the outer and inner surfaces testifies to Schinkel’s attention to detail. The fine lace applied to the moulded outer ring adds texture to the water gilt surface. The use of different materials for components of the chandelier reflects Schinkel’s passion for exploring new production methods. He often oversaw the manufacture of his projects in person and in great detail.
Sadly, many of Schinkel’s chandelier designs perished in World War II, but a sketch of a very similar chandelier has survived.
H. Parrott Bacot, ‘Nineteenth Century Lighting - Candle Powered Devices 1783-1883’, 1987, p. 240, illus. 345.
Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide, ‘Wolfram Koeppe and William Rieder, European Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’, 2006, pp. 226-9.
|Height||96.50 cm||(37.99 inches)|